This was my second visit to the famous airfield and it was the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. You can’t help but feel patriotic whilst watching a Lancaster fly over and hearing speeches from Winston Churchill played over the tanoy.
|Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane|
(And even more British when the French display played a camp catalogue of music to their piece, making us tut – like true sarcastic Brits)
|The French "Even making Love in the Sky" according to Mike!|
I had a real issue with lens envy though, my poor 14-42mm lens didn’t compare to the 1 ½ foot lenses being proudly displayed, size usually doesn’t matter but it this case it does, planes look like birds on my display lol!
So I cheated. Duxford has several air hangers with stationary machines just waiting to be photographed! So I did, not that I knew what most of them are, but I knew roughly where these beasts had been and can imagine what their pilots saw, I would love to talk to them.
As I said I love the people in History, each person at the same point in time has a different point of view and this fascinates me.